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Overview of M10i Router Installation


After you have verified that your installation site is prepared as described in M10i Router Site Preparation Checklist, you are ready to unpack and install the router. It is important to proceed through the installation process in the following order:

  1. Review the safety guidelines explained in General Safety Guidelines for Juniper Networks Devices.
  2. Unpack the router and verify that all parts have been received.

    See Unpacking the M10i Router and Verifying the M10i Router Parts Received.

  3. If necessary, move the mounting brackets.

    See Moving the Mounting Brackets.

  4. Install the router.

    See Installing the M10i Router into a Rack.

  5. Connect the grounding cable.

    See Grounding the M10i Router.

  6. Connect a cables to a management device.

    See Connecting to an M10I Management Console or Auxiliary Device.

  7. Connect the AC power cords or DC power cables.

    See Connecting Power on an AC-Powered M10i Router or Connecting Power on an DC-Powered M10i Router.

  8. Power on the router as described in Powering On an AC-Powered M10i Router or Powering On a DC-Powered M10i Router.
  9. Perform the initial system startup.

    See Initially Configuring the M10i Router.

  10. Connect cables to the PICs. This can be performed either before or after the router is powered on. However, you can check the LEDs after you connect the cables if the router is powered on.